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I inspire + educate audiences to think about self-care, stress management, life balance and well-being in new and creative ways.
I speak about the transformational power of writing and journaling for inspired, healthy and awakened living. I promise to ignite energy, learning and the power of story at your event. Discover the writing, personal growth and optimal health connection!
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Examples of Popular Speaking Topics - Customized Every Time!
Write Your Way to Clarity + Calm - learn how to tap into the transformational & healing power of writing. Discover the writing, personal growth and wellness connection during this experienctial keynote. Participants will feel relaxed and enlivened!
Beyond Bubble Baths: Care for Caregivers through Therapeutic Journaling - this keynote invites helpers, healers, leaders and caregivers into the heart and art of caring for themselves through therapeutic journaling. Prevent burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue through reflective practice.
Stress Less: A Creative Path to Optimal Health - learn how to listen within for solutions to stress and overwhelm. Stress is one the leading causes of burnout, illness and disease. Reduce stress now with Life Source Writing - a reflective practice for relaxation and renewal.
I speak at...
Conferences & Meetings for Professional Associations & Groups for Social Workers, Psychologists, Counsellors, Coaches, Educators, Caregivers, Healthcare Professionals & Transformational Leaders
Women's Health & Wellness Events
Workplace & Employee Wellness Events
Expressive, Contemplative & Healing Arts Conferences & Retreats
I offer complimentary speaking and presentations at...
Fundraisers for Causes that Improve Peoples' Lives and Health
Life Source Writing™: Reflective Journaling for Social Worker Self-Care & Well-Being - BCASW, Kamloops, BC, May 2013
Therapeutic Journaling for Healthcare Professionals - QE11 Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, April 2013
Write, Discover, Grow: A Journaling Workshop for Helping Professionals - Social Work Continuing Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, April 2013
Write your Way to Clarity, Calm & Health - Emergent Learning Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 2013
Journaling or Self-Care, Stress Relief & Showing Up Fully in Your Life - International Association of Journal Writers (iajw.org), interviewed by Ruth Folit, November 2012
Write Your Way to Clarity + Calm - everyWoman Conference, Victoria, BC. November 2012.
Life Source Writing: A Reflective Practice for Social Worker Well-Being - British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW), Fall Conference. November 2012
Building Strong Relationships At Home & Work: Key Strategies for Success - Salt Spring Island Fire Rescue team and their spouses/partners. March 2012
Reflective Writing for Business Success - RoaringWomen.com, Victoria, B.C. | March 2012
Life Source Writing™: A Reflective Wellness Practice for Helping Professionals - Public Guardian & Trustee of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. | March 2012
Tapping Into Your Inner Wisdom for Guidance in Business and in Life - A Coaching Cirlce for eWomen Network Conference, Victoria, B.C. | February 2012
Remembering YOU: Self-Care for Social Workers - University of British Columbia School of Social Work - Vancouver, B.C | January 2012
Looking Back, Visioning Forward: A Reflective Writing Retreat - Virtual Event | December 2011.
Reflective Journaling for Wisdom & Well-Being - yoUnlimited.com Conference, Sidney, B.C. | November 2011
Praise for Lynda's Speaking & Presentations
We had the pleasure of Lynda’s inspirational participation in our bi-annual Health and Safety Advocates’ Conference. The theme was “Building A Culture of Safety”. Lynda actively involved us in the preparation of her keynote, to ensure our needs were addressed and that she could tailor comments, and literature references to our demographic. She also worked as a leader in our small break out sessions and related well with our members, who come from varied geographical areas and varied technologies. We would use Lynda’s services again in any similar endeavor. -- Marty Lovick, Health Sciences Association
"Three words come to mind when reflecting on the work provided by Lynda Monk.Passion, Commitment and Innovation. Lynda leaves a trail of legacy, our ministry has certainly benefited from our partnership with her in the areas of training and organizational health." -- John Campos, RSW, Ministry of Children and Family Development
"Lynda provides an extremely comfortable environment and allows us to make comments. Wonderful job and great personality." -- Corrections Officer, BC
"In 2000, Lynda Monk came to my office and we talked on bringing her in on a trial basis to offer training courses related to how stress affected not only fire fighters but their families. Having sat through these presentations before and at first going in with a pre-conceived notion that it wouldn’t be of any use to me, I knew that it might be a hard sell to the fire fighters. That first session we had 25 fire fighters present. Three hours later, they were all sold on her approach to the issue and looked forward to her next sessions. We now run at least one session per year utilizing Creative Wellness and they are one of the highest attended training courses. Lynda Monk is very approachable, likeable and down-to-earth. She can communicate readily at any level, thus my fire fighters really appreciate her sessions." -- Dave Enfield, Fire Chief/Emergency Program Coordinator, Saltspring Fire/Rescue
"I have attended several Creative Wellness workshops. What has always struck me about Lynda is her knowledge and understanding child protection/maltreatment and the issues faced by social workers. She is kind, compassionate, humorous and she helps you to look at the issue from a more insightful perspective. Lynda is very enthusiastic and committed to the professional self care needs of social workers." -- Darlene Thoen, Casework Supervisor, Usma Nuu-chah-nulth Family and Child Services
"Lynda presents very difficult and challenging material in a very kind and gentle way that provides participants with the safety required to learn while they explore personal trauma. Lynda’s committment to ensuring that professionals take time to address their own trauma or vicarious trauma needs – enables participants to engage in those courageous conversations necessary to maintaining professional humility." -- Grace Atkinson, Manager of Training Services, Caring For First Nations Children’s Society (CFNCS)
"It is always a joy to collaborate with Lynda Monk on any project. Whether training, curriculum development or a myriad of wellness activities, Lynda is flawless in her facilitation and will custom design a training session that meets your needs in a timely, flexible and sensitive manner. Lynda’s sessions consistently result in glowing feedback and always leave the participants stronger and wiser for having spent the time with her." -- Kim Dooling Regional Child Welfare Consultant Field Education Coordinator
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